An earthquake measuring four.9 magnitude on the Richter scale hit the Bay of Bengal area on Tuesday morning, in line with the US Geological Survey. Gentle tremors have been additionally felt in Chennai the place folks took to social media to report the quake. Nevertheless, no casualty or harm to property was reported. Read in Tamil
Based on USGS, the epicentre was 10 km under sea stage and the quake struck at 1.30 am, about 609 km away from Chennai. Previously, earthquakes have occurred largely within the area across the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Residents in Chennai shared on social media that they felt tremors close to the Tidal Park. Considered one of them additionally mentioned the quake reminded him of the 2004 tsunami and 2002 Gujarat Bhuj quake that killed many.
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